Heading into the All-Star break, the Phillies are not where they would like to be. They’re behind the Braves by a considerable amount and battling the Nationals for second place and a wild card, for now. Criticisms have shifted from Gabe Kapler to General Manager Matt Klentak for not improving the starting rotation. Starters outside […]Read more "How the Phillies quietly improved the bench ahead of the All-Star Break"
With expectations of a free agency frenzy at the start of the annual MLB Winter Meetings, things have been relatively quiet across the league. There have been a few big moves- Corbin to Washington , Segura to Philly, Eovaldi back in Boston- but the big fish are still on the market. Prized free-agents Manny Machado and […]Read more "Eight potential trades the Phillies could pull off during MLB Winter Meetings"
Late Sunday night, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Phillies and Mariners had agreed, in principal, to a trade that would send shortstop JP Crawford and Carlos Santana to Seattle in exchange for infielder Jean Segura. More updates today include that the Mariners may send another veteran to the Phillies, and that the […]Read more "Trading for Jean Segura shows Phillies commitment to winning now"
The Phillies wrapped up a four game sweep of the San Francisco Giants on Thursday afternoon with a 6-3 win. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez pitched 6 quality innings, allowing 3 runs on 2 early home runs while striking out 12. Carlos Santana batted in 3 on a 3rd inning home run, and Odubel Herrera contributed […]Read more "Important numbers from the Phillies 4-game sweep of San Francisco Giants"
Shane Watson was originally drafted as a starting pitcher with the 40th overall pick in the 2012 Amateur Draft. Watson started out the season in the rotation for the Reading Fighting Phils and through 10 starts, he went 2-4 with a 5.52 ERA. After struggling in the rotation, Watson was moved to the bullpen on June […]Read more "Former Phillies 1st round pick finding success in bullpen and is motivated to make the bigs"
On Wednesday night, I was lucky enough to travel up to see Phillies prospect Sixto Sanchez pitch in Lakewood against the Rome Braves. Sanchez, who was signed to a $35,000 signing bonus in 2015, pitched well, going 6 strong innings while giving up 4 hits, a walk, an earned run, 4 strikeouts, and came away […]Read more "Phillies Prospect Scout Report: Sixto Sanchez flashes in win over Rome Braves"
This past offseason, the Phillies signed free agent outfielder Michael Saunders to a one year, $8 million deal with a club option for $11 million in 2018. Now, Saunders won’t even make it out of the first year of his contract, as he’s been designated for assignment by the club. Saunders played in just 61 […]Read more "The right move at the wrong time: Looking back on the Phillies’ Michael Saunders Signing"
Last night, the Phillies fell to the Marlins 7-2 to drop their 24th game in 30 tries, lowering their record to a season low 17-33. Despite the continued bad play from the team as a whole, the storyline of the night was likely the departure of starting pitcher Vince Velasquez after just 1.1 innings pitched. […]Read more "The biggest problems for Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez are the little ones"
The gang are back to discuss Eagles OTA’s, the NBA Finals, a hatred for Sidney Crosby, and some interesting takes on a certain Phillies situation. This is one Give’n’Go you really don’t want to miss! SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW ON ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-givengo-podcast/id1212420130?mt=2 FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Philly Sports Network The Give’n’go podcast/Marques Bradham Nick Masciantonio […]Read more "The Give’n’Go Podcast Episode 12: It all comes down to this"
Following a day off, the Phils were back on the field for some interleague baseball against the surging Texas Rangers. The Rangers were riding a six-game winning streak entering the game, and were sending out their ace Yu Darvish, so the Phillies definitely faced a tall task. Jerad Eickhoff was on the mound for Philly […]Read more "Phillies Offense Silenced in Loss to Rangers"